The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Florida more than $28 million in grant money to hire more than 120 police officer and sheriff’s deputies across the state.
Florida’s funding is part of a Justice Department program awarding $298 million to law enforcement agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, for the hiring of 1,388 officers for three years, according to a DOJ press release.
Eighteen law enforcement agencies in Florida were awarded $28,135,351 for 127 officers and deputies statewide. Miami-Dade County received the most funding, at more than $12 million for 50 officers, followed by the City of Gainesville, which will received $2.8 million for 15 officers. Funding for officers and deputies in Florida and nationwide can be seen here.